Nearly two decades ago, Tracey Ullman dominated the late night variety scene. The show that donned her name, “The Tracey Ullman Show,” heralded the coming of one of the greatest spin-offs of all time: “The Simpsons.”
Now, Tracey Ullman’s back with a new show on Showtime called “Tracy Ullman’s State of the Union.” It takes a satirical look at this wonderful country we call America.
Here’s a clip that’s sure to get your President’s Day festivities off on the right foot:
Now, Tracey Ullman never really disappeared for me to say “Tracey Ullman’s back.” Ullman has been in several movies, and has made guest appearances on several TV series including Ally McBeal.
But, when I see Ullman I always think, “Hey, isn’t that Tracey from the Tracey Ullman show?” And maybe that’s how I’ll always remember her, as the variety show queen of the 80s.
When a star has a show that bears their name, then moves on to non-lead roles, it always raises the question, “What will be their next big thing.” It’s like seeing Conan O’Brien leaving late night to do guest spots on “The Office.”
Well now Tracey’s back with a show that does have her name branded into it, and “State of the Union” looks to be a hit.
“Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union” premieres March 30th at 10 pm ET/PT (right after “The Tudors”) only on Showtime.